Language Awareness and Multimodality

A Social Semiotic Approach to Visual Composition

Authored by: Theo van Leeuwen

The Routledge Handbook of Language Awareness

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138937048
eBook ISBN: 9781315676494
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In this paper, I extend the idea of ‘language awareness’ to the practice of everyday photography and the meanings of the photographic image, with specific reference to visual composition.

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